Georgetown Central School Suggested Summer Reading List

Summer is a wonderful time for reading.  The following list was created by your librarian to use as a guide to help you decide what to read over the summer. I hope that you enjoy these books and many others over the summer!  

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For Students Entering kindergarten:

The Adventures of Beekle. Santat.

Building Our House. Bean.

Circus Ship. Van Dusen.

Corduroy.  Freeman.

Curious George.  Rey.

Eat Like a Bear. Sayre.

Foxy! Souhami.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. Rinker.

Goodnight Moon.  Brown.

The Lion and the Mouse.  Pinkney.

Make Way for Ducklings.  McCloskey.

My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks.  Piven.

My Friend Rabbit.  Rohmann.

My Kindergarten.  Wells.

No, David.  Shannon.

Olivia. Falconer.

Planting a Rainbow.  Ehlert.

Ribbit! Folgueria.

That is Not a Good Idea! Willems.

This is Not My Hat.  Klassen.

Wolfie the Bunny. Dyckman.

Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales.  Cousins.

For Students Entering 1st Grade:


A Ball for Daisy.  Raschka.

Benny and Penny in the Big No-No.  Hayes.

Blueberries for Sal.  McCloskey.

Bow Wow, Meow Meow: It's Rhyming Cats and Dogs. Florian.

Bread and Jam for Frances. Hoban.

Caps for Sale. Slobodkina.

Chicken Little.  Emberley.

Chopsticks. Rosenthal.

Count the Monkeys. Barnett.

The Day the Crayons Quit. Daywalt.

Dinotrux. Gall.

Frog and Toad are Friends.  Lobel.

Henny Penny.  Galdone.

I Want My Hat Back. Klassen.

Inch by Inch.  Lionni.

Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads. Shea.

Kitten's First Full Moon. Henkes.

Little Bear.  Minarik.

The Little Engine That Could. Piper.

Me...Jane. McDonnell.

Penny and Her Marble. Henkes.

Pete the Cat. Litwin.

Pigs Make Me Sneeze.  Willems.

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children.

Randy Riley’s Big Hit. Van Dusen

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole. Barnett.

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.  Steig.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.  Taback.

Where the Wild Things Are.  Sendak. 


Alligators and Crocodiles.  Gibbons.

Time for a Bath. Jenkins.

Miracle Mud. Kelly.

A Nest is Noisy.  Aston.

Never Smile at a Monkey.  Jenkins

Oodles of Animals.  Ehlert.

Sharks!  Schreiber.

Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator.  Campbell. 

For Students Entering 2nd Grade:


The Amazing Bone.  Steig.

Bill and Pete.  DePaola.

The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories. Seuss.

The Book with No Words. Novak.

Carmine, a Little More Red.  Sweet.

Chalk. Thomson.

Draw! Colon.

The Frogs and Toads All Sang.  Lobel.

A Funny Little Bird. Yerkes.

How to Train a Train. Eaton.

The Interrupting Chicken.  Stein.

Jangles. Shannon.

Jump, Frog, Jump!  Kalan.

Knuffle Bunny. Willems.

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse.  Henkes.

Mouse Soup.  Lobel.

One Cool Friend.  Buzzeo.

Roadwork. Sutton.

The Skunk. Barnett.

Time of Wonder.  McCloskey.

Tuesday.  Wiesner.

Uni the Unicorn. Rosenthal.

Waiting. Henkes.

Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku. Wardlaw.

Early Readers 

Boris. Joyner.

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa series.  Silverman.

Dr. Seuss Beginner Books series.  Seuss.

Elephant and Piggie series. Willems.

Fly Guy series.  Arnold.

Frog and Toad series.  Lobel.

Fox on the Job series.  Marshall.

Henry and Mudge series.  Rylant.

Junie B. Jones series.  Park.

Little Bear series.  Minarik.

Mr. Putter and Tabby series.. Rylant.

Penny series. Henkes.

Poppleton series. Rylant.

Tales for a Very Picky Eater. Schneider.

You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You series.  Hoberman.


A Boy and a Jaguar. Rabinowitz.

Beast Feast:  Poems and Paintings.  Florian.

Creature Features. Jenkins.

Curious Critters. Marine. Fitzgerald.

Mrs. Harkness and the Panda. Potter.

Swirl by Swirl. Sidman.

Treasure Map.  Murphy.

Under the Snow. Stewart.

What do you do with a Tail Like This?  Jenkins.

Where the Sidewalk Ends:  The Poems and Drawings.  Silverstein. 

For Students Entering 3rd Grade:


Carnivores. Reynolds.

Clever Jack Takes the Cake.  Fleming.

Chrysanthemum. Henkes.

Dragon’s Extraordinary Egg. Gliori.

The Gardener.  Stewart.

Gone Fishing. Wissinger.

How I Became A Pirate. Long.  

I Wanna Iguana.  Orloff.

Jungle Drums.  Base.

Last Stop on Market Street. De la Pena

Marshall Armstrong is New to our School. Mackintosh.

Me...Jane.  McDonnell.

Officer Buckle and Gloria. Rathmann.

The Princess and the Packet of Peas.  Wilson.

Stuart Little.  White.    

The Year of Billy Miller.  Henkes.


A to Z Mysteries. Roy.

Amber Brown.  Danziger.    

Chi’s Sweet Home. Kanata.

Clementine. Pennypacker.

Eerie Elementary. Chabert.

The Flying Beaver Brothers. Eaton.

Geronimo Stilton.  Stilton.          

Ivy and Bean.  Barrows.  

Lulu and the Brontosaurus. Viorst.

Magic Tree House. Osborne.   

Marty McGuire.  Messner.

Marvin Redpost.  Sachar.  

Mercy Watson. DiCamillo.   

Mouse and Mole. Yee.

Piper Green and the Fairy Tree. Potter.

Mr. Putter and Tabby. Rylant.

Moose and Hildy. Greene.

Rainbow Magic.  Meadows.

Ramona. Cleary.    

Scooby-Doo.  Various authors.

Stink.  McDonald.

Third-Grade Detectives. Stanley.    


Dogs on Duty. Patent.

Emmanuel’s Dream. Thompson.

A Friend for Lakota. Dutcher.

Growing Up Pedro. Tavares.

Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau. Berne.

Mammalabilia :  Poems and Paintings.  Florian.    

Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen. Moss. 

Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse. Singer

A Splash of Red. Bryant.

Unlikely Friendships For Kids (series). Holland.

For Students Entering 4th Grade:

Audrey (cow). Bar-el.

The End of the Beginning.  Avi.

Giants Beware! Aguirre.

How to Eat Fried Worms.  Rockwell.

The One and Only Ivan. Applegate.

Poppy.  Avi.

Popularity Papers.  Ignatow.

Rookie Bookie. Wertheim.

Sidekicks. Santat.

Star Wars: Jedi Academy.  Brown.

The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue presents Macbeth. Lendler.

The Tale of Despereaux.  DiCamillo.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.  Blume.

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer. Jones.

Upside Down Magic. Mlynowski.

Wonderstruck. Selznick.


Alvin Ho. Look.

Captain Underpants.  Pilkey.

Children of the Red King (Charlie Bone).  Nimmo.

Clementine.  Pennypacker.

The Doll People.  Martin.
Journal of a Cardboard Genius.  Asch.

Judy Moody.  McDonald.

Katie Woo. Manushkin.

Land of Stories. Colfer.

Little House on the Prairie.  Wilder.

Max Disaster.  Moss.

My America (a Dear America series).  Different authors.

Shredderman.  Van Draanen.

The Spiderwick Chronicles.  DiTerlizzi.

Stick Dog. Watson.

Three Tales of My Father’s Dragon.  Gannett.

Warriors.  Hunter.

Wayside School.  Sachar.

We the Children. Clements.


DaredevilThe Daring Life of Betty Skelton.  McCarthy.

ER Vets.  Jackson.

Giant Squid. Cerullo.

Lost on a Mountain In Maine.  Fendler.

Mummies. Tanaka.

Oceans: Dolphins, Sharks, Penguins, and More!  Rizzo.

Owen and Mzee.  Hatkoff.

Neighborhood Sharks. Roy

Nic Bishop Frogs. Bishop.

Sniffer Dogs. Castaldo.

Top Secret: a Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing.  Janeczko.

When Marian Sang. Ryan.

Poetry Collections by: 

Shel Silverstein

Jack Prelutsky

Paul Janeczko

Douglas Florian

For Students Entering 5th Grade:

Realistic Fiction

Because of Winn Dixie. DiCamillo.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. Grabenstein.

A Handful of Stars. Lord.

Lawn Boy. Paulsen.

Love That Dog. Creech.

Out of My Mind.  Draper.

Roller Girl. Jamieson.

Serafina’s Promise. Burg.

Swindle. Korman.  

Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile. Wells.

A Whole New Ballgame. Bildner.

Wonder.  Palacio.

Historical Fiction 

Chains. Anderson.

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse. Marshall.

A Night Divided. Nielsen.

Saving Zasha. Barrows.

Shiloh. Naylor.

Uncertain Glory. Wait.

Fantasy / Science Fiction 

Always October. Coville.

Confessions of an Imaginary Friend. Cuevas.

Ella Enchanted. Levine.

Flora and Ulysses. DiCamillo.

Fuzzy Mud. Sachar.

Invention of Hugo Cabret. Selznick.

Malcolm at Midnight. Beck.

Masterminds. Korman.

Rapunzel's Revenge. Hale.    

The Real Boy. Ursu.


39 Clues. Different authors.

Cleopatra in Space. Maihack.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Kinney.

Dork Diaries. Russell.

The Guardians of Ga’Hoole. Lasky.

Joey Pigza. Gantos.

Moon Base Alpha. Gibbs.

Origami Yoda. Angleberger.

A Series of Unfortunate Events. Snicket

Stranded.  Probst.


Bad News for Outlaws. Nelson.

Being Caribou. Heuer.

Candy Bomber.  Tunnell.

The Chimpanzees I Love. Goodall.

Citizen Scientists. Burns.

Frederick’s Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglas. Rappaport.

Get the Scoop on Animal Poop. Cusick.

Man-Eating Tigers of Sundarbans.  Montgomery.

Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, & a Miracle. Dennis.

Oceans: Dolphins, Sharks, Penguins, and More!: Meet 60 Cool Sea Creatures and Explore Their Amazing Watery World. Rizzo.

Zombie Makers.  Johnson.


A Light in the Attic. Silverstein.

Paul Revere's Ride. Longfellow.

Poem Stew.  Cole.

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children.

Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold. Sidman.

For Students Entering 6th Grade:

Realistic Fiction

Athlete vs. Mathlete. Mack.

El Deafo. Bell.

Fish in a Tree. Hunt.

Ghetto Cowboy. Neri.

One for the Murphys. Hunt.

The Only Game. Lupica.

Lost in the Sun. Graff.

Small as an Elephant.  Jacobson.

Smile.  Telgemeier.

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. Angleberger.

This Journal Belongs to Ratchet. Cavanaugh.

The Young Man and the Sea. Philbrick.

Historical Fiction 

A Year Down Yonder. Peck.

Just a Drop of Water. Cerra.

Lions of Little Rock. Levine.

Number the Stars. Lowry.

Paperboy. Vawter.

Revolution. Wiles.

The Romeo and Juliet Code. Stone.

Watson's Go to Birmingham - 1963. Curtis.

Fantasy / Science Fiction 

Bigger than a Breadbox.  Snyder.

The Fourteenth Goldfish. Holm.

Mark of the Thief. Nielsen.

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. O’Brien.

Took. Hahn.


Amulet. Kibuishi.

Ascendance Trilogy (False Prince). Nielsen.

Anne of Green Gables.  Montgomery.  

Charlie Joe Jackson. Greenwald.      

The Dark Is Rising. Cooper.

Fablehaven.  Mull. 

Harry Potter. Rowling. 

Kane Chronicles. Riordan.

Lumberjanes. Stevenson.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Riordan. 

The Unwanteds. McMann.           

Vietnam. Lynch.



Bugged: How Insects Changed History. Albee.

The Great Fire. Murphy.

Heroes of Baseball. Lipsyte

How to Survive in Antarctica. Bledsoe.

Life Under Ice. Cerullo.

Looking for Seabirds. Webb.

Phineas Gage : a Gruesome But True Story. Fleischman.

Tales of the Cryptids. Hall.

Titanic Sinks. Denenberg.

Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stop Fighting. Murphy.

Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall. Silvey.


For Laughing Out Loud. Prelutsky.

Hey World, Here I am! Little.

A Poke in the I. Janeczko.

For Students Entering 7th Grade:

Realistic Fiction

Awkward. Chmakova.

Booked. Alexander.

Chomp. Hiaasen

Counting By Sevens. Sloan.

Do Not Pass Go. Kirkpatrick.

Fourmile. Key.

I Funny. Patterson.

Ice Dogs. Johnson

Miracle's Boys. Woodson.

Peak. Smith.

So B. It. Weeks.

The Thing about Jellyfish. Benjamin.

Historical Fiction 

Arcady’s Goal. Yelchin.

Code Talker. Bruchac.

Day of Tears. Lester.

Dogs of War. Keenan.

Echo. Ryan.

Fever, 1793.  Anderson.

The Seventh Most Important Thing. Pearsall.

Witness. Hesse.


Blackthorn Key. Sands.

Crossroads. Grabenstein.

Mysterious Benedict Society. Stewart.

Silent to the Bone. Konigsburg. 

Fantasy / Science Fiction 

The Keeper.  Peet.

The Nest. Oppel.

Secret Under My Skin. McNaughton.

The Thief.  Turner.

The True Meaning of Smekday. Rex

The Water Castle. Blakemore.


Divergent Trilogy. Roth.

His Dark Materials (Golden Compass).  Pullman.    

Hunger Games Trilogy. Collins.  

Maze Runner Trilogy. Dashner.

SYLO Chronicles.  MacHale.

Percy Jackson ...Olympians.   Riordan.


10,000 Days of Thunder. Caputo.

Amelia Lost. Fleming.

How They Choked. Bragg.

Left for Dead.  Nelson.        

Red Tail Angels. McKissack.

Shackleton's Stowaway.  McKernan.

Terrible Typhoid Mary. Bartoletti.


19 Varieties of Gazelle. Nye.

Langston Hughes. Hughes.

Relatively Speaking. Fletcher.

You Come Too. Frost.

Poetry collections of Paul Janeczko & Edgar Allen Poe

Laura Phelps,
May 23, 2013, 10:18 AM